Honey's Treasures

Honey's Treasures

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Our son, Seth

Seth visited us last weekend for a couple of nights.  While he was here, he helped us with some projects and worked on a painting. 

Here's a video of Seth when he first started working on this painting.  Link HERE.
Seth opened his first Etsy shop and you can find it HERE

HERE he is working on a project for us, cutting metal and HERE'S another one. 

I'm very excited about his new shop.  He is so talented.  Here's a drawing he did when he was between nine and eleven years old.  There is some glare because it's behind glass.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rustic Oval Table

Our newest little table from reclaimed wood (and new wood ball feet) that was a custom order for one of our customers.  See link HERE.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mike's Barber Poles

Barber Pole Link.
We recently sold this barber pole and I just found out that it's for a museum in Illinois.  Here's the link to the museum where it's being installed.  It's all finished and we're shipping it out this afternoon. 

Mike makes the barber poles and I paint the stripes on and do all the finish work. 

As far as big names goes, so far, we've sold a pole to Disney and to Facebook.  Here's the commercial that our Disney pole is on.  Our barber pole is near the end of this commercial, it's right behind the old guy reading the paper on the bench.  The set with brick buildings is a faux set that Disney created with the help of a set design company.

Disney Barber Pole Link.
See the great big ball on top?  Mike carved that 9 inch ball by hand.  He's pretty amazing.  

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

One Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eater

We went to Glashoff's spring party and for the first time, we bought two of Chad's sculptures.  Usually we buy at least one sculpture from his dad, Phil, but this time I fell in love with two of Chad's pieces.  Don't you just love this cute guy?

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Yellow Yarrow and Horsetail
Some of our plants in the backyard died over the last winter, so we needed to replace them.
Mike's Quail he carved.
I love Statice, the flowers have almost a paper like feel.
This afternoon, we went to our favorite local nursery, Mid City Nursery, and picked up several plants.  Some of them are going into pots and some directly into the ground.  Mike just tells me to place them where I want them to go and he pops them into the ground.  Well, after he does the hard part and digs the hole.  While he was busy doing that, I made some burgers for dinner with grilled onions.  

We were pretty busy this week, lots of orders.  Thank you!  Today we worked on orders, I washed and hung out some laundry along with our bedsheets and blanket.  Oh, they smell so fresh and sweet after being blown about and air dried in the sunshine.  It was very windy today, too.  It even blew over my clothesline.  The sheets were like a sail, filled with air and tipped it right over.  Only one thing (one of Mike's t-shirts) got dirty from that fall and had to go back into the laundry bin for next time.

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Lazy Weekend

We went to the coast last weekend.  On the way up Highway One we encountered some cows in the road.   Spent all day Friday in Fort Bragg and Mendocino.  Lots of wonderful little shops and art galleries to while away the day. 
Lake Cleone.
Went for a bike ride along the beach in Fort Bragg.
Navarro River.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

A Fun Play Day Today

Mike carved a bird today and now he's carving another one.  Watch the video below, follow the link.
See the video HERE.
This one he carved earlier today and it's carved from a solid wooden post to install in the ground as you would a fence post with cement.  It will be listed in our Etsy shop when he's completely finished with it.
I'm excited to say that I've started painting again and I don't want to ever quit again.  It seems as though I go through long, long periods (years) where I don't paint at all.  Except furniture for our honeystreasures site, that is.  At first I was going to move all of my paintings and the photographs from my honeyscolors site and eventually close that shop but I decided against it and am going to keep it open for business.   

Here's a few of the paintings I started today to begin warming me up.
Pot of Hydrangeas.  Impasto.
Blue Trees.  (not finished)
Shorebird.  (not finished with this one either)
Zion Canyon.  (base layer of paint)  Waiting for this to dry before going back to it.